INFORMATION I COLLECT AND HOW I COLLECT IT
When you access or visit any of my websites, I and my operational service providers and others who host my websites often use technology that can recognize, collect and/or transmit information that is associated with you, but which do not personally identify you. Although the term “cookie” specifically refers to a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes, I will use the term “cookie” to refer generically to any technology that can recognize, collect and/or transmit information about your visits to my websites. This type of information includes such data as the Internet or web domain that referred you, the type of operating system and browser you are using, the date and time of your visit, data relating to activities on my websites (e.g., so-called ‘clickstream’ data) and other technological attributes about your visit to my websites. This information is used to analyze trends, administer my Websites, track user movements on my Websites, gather aggregate demographic information about visitors so I can continually improve my Websites.
Cookies also allow my Websites to recognize a users’ computer or access device each time it is used to visit a particular Website and cookies can keep count of how often you return. Cookies can also track how you use my Websites, your preferences for features and functions and, for Websites that have registration or similar features, cookies can store information such as your user name and password so you don’t have to re-enter them each time you return to visit. Cookies don’t personally identify you or any particular user or individual.
You can disable or turn the cookie feature off by changing the settings on your Internet browser and you can also change the settings to stop your browser from automatically accepting cookies. Although changing these settings may not affect your ability to browse, it may affect your ability to use certain features and functions of my Websites and it may also require you to re-enter certain information each time you visit or attempt to use my Websites. You should consult the operating instructions that apply to your browser to determine how to best configure your browser settings for your needs.
SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
I always have the right to disclose your Personal Information to any Third Party I engage for the purpose of administering, operating, configuring site design, maintaining and providing internal support for my Websites and Content on my Websites. These Third Parties are called operational service providers that provide internal support to operations and activities and/or for Site design, development, hosting and operations. I always request that my operational service providers protect your privacy and not disclose your Personal Information to third party marketers that are not associated with my Websites, nor are they permitted to use your Personal Information for their own marketing or promotional purposes.
I also reserve the right to make your Personal Information available:
When I am compelled by a governmental agency, law, regulation, a court or other legal process;
If I believe you are or may be a threat to safety, property, interests or rights of me or others;
In order to investigate, respond to or resolve problems or inquiries or defend my interests;
In a merger, acquisition, change of control, joint venture or other business combination.
HOW I USE YOUR INFORMATION
I maintain reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. I also try to limit information access to individuals who need to have such access to perform their responsibilities associated with my Websites and the Content on my Websites. Anyone found violating my standards of security and confidentiality is subject to my disciplinary processes. I request my operational service providers to follow the same policy. The Internet, however, and communications cannot be guaranteed to be secure and it is possible that others may unlawfully intercept or access information, transmissions or communications to, from or within my Websites.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING PERSONAL INFORMATION.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS